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After you form an Oregon LLC, you may need to obtain a business license and/or permit for your company.

Your requirements are determined by the industry you are in and where your Oregon LLC is located.

Not complying with license and permit requirements usually results in penalties and fines.

Do it yourself research in Oregon

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No State Business License

Oregon does not have a statewide general business license. Instead, licenses and permits are dictated by industry and profession, as well as the location of your LLC.

Business Xpress

Oregon’s one-stop Business Xpress has all the resources and guides you need for your LLC’s business licenses and permits: http://www.oregon.gov/business/Pages/permits.aspx

Business Xpress also has a searchable directory containing information on more than 1,100 business licenses and permits at the state and local level: https://apps.oregon.gov/SOS/LicenseDirectory/

Contact Your Local Officials

Your LLC may also need to apply for local permits and meet zoning requirements. To make sure your LLC remains compliant, contact your local county officials: http://oregoncounties.org/

Additionally, you’ll need to contact the city your Oregon LLC is located in. In order to find their website, you’ll need to do a google search.

Business Information Center

More state licensure requirements are listed in the Business Information Center:
http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/check-state-license-requirements.aspx

Next Step

After you’ve researched and obtained the proper licenses and permits for your Oregon LLC, you can then proceed to the next lesson: Oregon LLC Taxes.

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Disclaimer: Nothing on this page shall be interpreted as legal or tax advice. Rules and regulations vary by location. They also change over time and are specific to your situation. Furthermore, this comment section is provided so people can share their thoughts and experience. Please consult a licensed professional if you have legal or tax questions.

  1. Are you required to have a college degree to get a business license in Oregon??

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    • Hi Teaira, no, you’re not required to have a college degree to get a business license in Oregon. Anyone can get a business license.

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